This is old shelf needed a little TLC. I wanted to add it to my craft room, so I decided to paint it white.
I used a medium grit sandpaper. By hand I sanded the shelf.
You can see how bad of shape it is in!
I had had to patch a place on the bottom of the shelf that was chipped. I used Elmer’s Wood Filler. You can find it at Lowe’s. Once dried, I sanded that area.
Next, I wiped the shelf with a dry cloth.
Using a small roller and an angled brush, I applied this Zinnser Primer. It looks as if it will takes lots of paint to cover. No worries! A couple of coats of paint will make it look beautiful.
I did have an issue with the varnish bleeding through on the backboard. I had decided that I would cover it with shelf paper that I used on a different shelf.
I used this Sherwin Williams Interior White Satin to give the shelf two coats. I allowed a 12 hour dry time between coats.
Here is the finished product with the shelf paper applied to the backboard.
Here are the two shelves side by side. I am very happy with the outcome.
Please comment or email me with any questions! Thanks for reading.